A call for students interested in climate, sustainability, social impact and energy

23 May 2024
A group of uni students having a discussion around a table

The Digital Grid Futures Institute is on a mission to accelerate the clean energy transition with a Student Energy Chapter.

The move to electric is a critical undertaking for the economy, but currently it faces a major hurdle: a shortage of skilled workers with non-technical and technical skills. Building a talent pipeline by ensuring opportunities are available across the whole clean-energy sector is one of the Digital Grid Futures Institute’s (DGFI) strategic pillars. This can be achieved by fostering trans-disciplinary knowledge and programs. This will in-turn empower students to make informed career choices, support industry in identifying workforce gaps, and ensure a skilled and future-ready clean energy sector.

The DGFI are embarking on a UNSW-wide campaign to promote Clean Energy careers and to establish a much needed Student Energy Chapter at UNSW.

Student Energy is a global network of 50,000 students across 120 countries. Their programs include mentorship programs with industry leaders, developing future-proof skills that are directly applicable to their careers, and networking among a likeminded community. To make this initiative a success, we need to engage enthusiastic students who have an interest in climate, sustainability, social impact and energy. 

Student Energy Chapters are student-led, post-secondary hubs that take action on energy in their local communities, supported by skill-building and mentorship from Student Energy and collaboration with a global network of Chapters.

The last Student Energy Summit was hosted to run alongside COP28 in Dubai in 2023, and DGFI are bidding to host the next Summit at UNSW – but we need a chapter to do this.

For more details about the chapter and to view the short Expression of Interest form, students can visit UNSW DGFI Student Energy Chapter.